Voice Vote (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms

Voice Vote


(Susan Boyle – Britains Got Talent 2009 Episode 1 – Saturday 11th April)

In the House or Senate, members answer “aye” or “no” in chorus, and the presiding officer decides the result by the audio volume of each response. The term is also used loosely to indicate action by unanimous consent or without objection. The names of members voting on each side are not recorded.

Also see Vote; Congressional Procedure; § 6.80, House Floor: Methods of Consideration, § 6.130, House Floor: Voting, § 6.250 Voting in the Senate, in Congressional Deskbook.

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